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Homestead Living: Living The Back-to-the-Land Mentality

Since Monsanto has taken over the American Food and Drug Administration… and even before… people have come to the understanding that it might be wiser to manage the affairs of their sustenance in a more traditional manner.  Seeing that they produce and consume the food that they grow and care for from farm to table directly. Whether it is by growing and raising farm fresh food themselves or frequenting farmers markets to support the local farmers that do, people are beginning to act health wise and incorporating their rituals with food as more of a practice in lifestyle than sacrificing the means for clean sustenance through frequenting convenient locations like fast food joints and drive-throughs.

 

Such a change has been so dramatic that grocery stores are selling “organic” foods that are questionable in being natural foods, as farmers hide their pesticides and aids in growing mass quantities of food by hiding their pesticides in neighboring farms so that they all can be classified as “organic” without showing evidence of the chemical aid they use to keep their crops thriving.  This is parallel to while fast food restaurants having to really reconsider their means for presenting and offering food that is more appealing to the health conscious individual. McDonalds is among the many companies has had to change their marketing strategies and adapt to the loss of business over the past decade.

 

Thriving restaurants having more of unique menus are accommodating to Vegetarians, Gluten-Free, Paleo diets and so much more.  When people have the opportunity to live farther away from crowded communities they are gifted with the land that allows for the opportunity to work with their own hands to thrive on farming at both small and large scales. Adapting to snowy weather by creating greenhouses that are built into the ground like the following video,

using small patches of land to grow produce is a great resource, returning to plant and working together with animal life to revitalize the minerals within the soil to provide sustenance for all is very creative and resourceful practice.

 

With this practice, the need for septic tanks in homes has even become less necessary as common household toilets are converted to produce compost for gardening and burnable fuel sources in the form of blocks or pucks for burning as a heat source in the winter time. If those options aren’t a favorable one for the household there are even options to now bag septic material in order to dispose of the material cleanly, directly from the toilet to the garbage.

 

Want to take part in this new way of thinking but aren’t sure how to get started?

 

It’s easy to start a herb garden from your windowsill using empty egg cartons.

 

Perhaps designating a small space in your own backyard to grow a little fruit or vegetable garden.

 

Recycling broken furniture, cabinets, car tires and more to designate spaces for trying to grow life and helping the environment.

 

A great example of these methods can be found at the Tucson Botanical Garden in Arizona.

 

I challenge you like we have been challenged, to learn how to use common household materials to create your own worm farm and more.  You will be surprised as to how your perception and life changes for the better as you become more conscious & more empowered as you take active action to change yourself, family, community, and the world.

 

See you on the next post on our blog.

 

Philip

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